Item description for Little Grapes on the Vine: Mommy's Musings on Food & Family by Samantha Gianulis...
Witty, substantive, and heartfelt essays about becoming a grown-up and raising children, all centered around food as a method of communicating and a metaphor for all things worthy of being passed on-be it a recipe, tradition, or story.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
ISBN 1932279660 ISBN13 9781932279665
Reviews - What do customers think about Little Grapes on the Vine: Mommy's Musings on Food & Family?
Nostalgic, Sentimental Intoxication Jan 9, 2008
Connecting the dots in a way no else has, this book folds in family, food, and life experience like a perfect cookie dough.
I cannot tell you how much my in laws (grandmother, mother, and sister) have RAVED about this cook-bio, which I gave to them as Christmas gifts. They have followed my lead, as I was so totally bowled over by one chapter after the next. What an excellent read!
Now let's get to the food: I've tried at least five of these recipes and they have all received high praise from my hubby's co-workers (and mine as well). The recipes are a mish-mash of so many different cultures and a true treat to present to your own family or the neighbors next door. Easy, tasty, and gorgeous to look at.
This is one talented woman, and someone with whom I am sure I want to share a few drinks and recipes.
BUY THIS FOR YOURSELF, AND BUY MORE FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. If they're like me and my family, they'll love it.
Michelle in Santa Ana, CA
Witty, insightful and down to earth Jun 18, 2007
Samantha Gianulis writes as if speaking to a dear friend. Her use of imagery is splendid and the way she opens the essence of her heart (her home and family) up to the reader is spectacular. With in this book, I find that I am not intimidated by the recipes not only because they are simple enough for even me, a self-admitted cook-a-phobic, but because there is a story with each recipe that I can relate to... either as a woman, a wife, a mother or simply as a human being. What a fantastic combination of beautifully written words and the joy of food. I look forward to her next book while savoring the joys of creating "Headache Cake" with my own family.
Great recipes with wonderful stories May 30, 2007
Samantha Gianulis Little Grapes on the Vine: Mommy's Musings on Food & Family provides a totally different type of reading experience in a cookbook that is just wondeful. If you have children, this a great book to add to the collection!
Great Perspective on Food and Family May 16, 2007
It is great how Mrs. Gianullis portrays her cook book in a story about the family and history of the recipes. I highly recommend this to everyone - Great Book!
A Wonderful blend of food recipes and loving family tales. Mar 28, 2007
This delightful book was a joy to read. The wonderful stories of the author and her family and their time together in and out of the kitchen made me feel like I was there. It brought back great memories of food and my family. There is a wide variety of delicious looking recipes in the book and they are easy to follow.